Our objective was to assess the impact of echo-Doppler technique on the diagnosis of Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) in major orthopedic surgery (80% of DVT diagnosed are asymptomatic). We therefore analyzed 200 consecutive pts submitted to elective surgery for total hip replacement. The postoperative echo-Doppler study indicated DVT in 13 pts: these pts underwent a postoperative lower limb phlebography. Echo-Doppler and phlebography had concordant results in 11 of 13 echo assessed proximal DVT. These observations suggest that Duplex scanning is a good method to diagnose and to guide therapy for proximal DVT in orthopaedic clinic.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||La Chirurgia degli organi di movimento|
|Publication status||Published - Jan 1995|
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